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Creating Vista Gadgets: Using HTML, CSS and JavaScript with Examples in RSS, Ajax, ActiveX (COM) and Silverlight by Rajesh Lal

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Chapter 1. Innovate with Windows Vista Sidebar Gadgets

"...the only reason to invest in companies in the future is their ability to innovate...

—Jeffrey Immelt, CEO, GE

IN THIS CHAPTER

Introducing Gadgets and the Vista Sidebar

For many people, Sidebar gadgets are the coolest new feature in the Windows Vista operating system. Gadgets are small, lightweight applications that reside on the Windows Vista Sidebar or Windows Vista desktop. They provide ready-to-use information and easy access to frequently used features and tools.

Gadgets offer a diverse range of functionality, from giving you an at-a-glance view of your upcoming appointments, ...

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